It started on a bicycle
We continued learning today during our discussion with Neil Montgomery, President of Davis Controls Ltd. and current president of the Association of High Technology Distributors (AHTD). Mr. Montgomery shared with us how since he was a young boy Davis Controls Ltd. has always played a role in his life. Following in his father’s footsteps, the passion that Mr. Montgomery has for Davis Controls is undeniable as you listen to our discussion about his company. From informing us to how the original founder Mr. Cecil Davis in 1933 began the company literally making sales calls on his bicycle in Toronto, Canada – to 80 years laters serving a wide variety of markets all across Canada – it’s a great story.
All across Canada
With 80 years as a national distributor of process controls and industrial instruments, Davis Controls has a well proven and and deserved reputation within all the markets they serve. For many companies, being as diverse as Davis Controls would not be recommended. Mr. Montgomery explained to us how Davis Controls is able to maintain its commitment to quality by allowing each territory to maintain its own vertical focus within the markets that it serves. We noted that this places an extraordinary amount of responsibility on the employees at Davis Controls. However, with nearly half of their employees having over 20 years of experience within the company we here at Dreamland don’t see that being an issue.
That is how Mr. Montgomery feels every time he leaves an AHTD meeting. AHTD is an association composed primarily of the leaders of distributors who often double as application service providers (ASP). The rest of the membership is assembled of leading manufacturers that supply the distributors. With this composition of membership, the learning and networking that can be gained from AHTD is simply unmeasurable.
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